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Pharoah Sanders, Influential Jazz Saxophonist, Dies at 81
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Pharoah Sanders, Influential Jazz Saxophonist, Dies at 81

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pharoah Sanders, the influential tenor saxophonist revered in the jazz world for the spirituality of his work, has died, his record label announced. He was 81.Sanders, also known for his extensive work alongside John Coltrane in the 1960s, died in Los Angeles early Saturday, said the tweet from Luaka Bop, the label that released his 2021 album, “Promises.” It did not specify a cause. A phone message to Luaka Bop in New York was not immediately returned.“We are devastated to share that Pharoah Sanders has passed away. He died peacefully surrounded by loving family and friends in Los Angeles earlier this morning. Always and forever the most beautiful human being, may he rest in peace,” said the label's message on Twitter, accompanied by a heart emoji.The saxophonist's b...
Betty White’s personal belongings and show memorabilia to be auctioned
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Betty White’s personal belongings and show memorabilia to be auctioned

Fans of the late Hollywood icon Betty White will now have a chance to own one of her belongings, as many will go up for auction beginning Friday.Beverly Hills-based Julien's Auctions will be offering up over 1,500 items, including White's jewelry, artwork, signed scripts, memorabilia from her TV shows, furniture and other household and personal belongings.   "We are honored to work with her estate in this exclusive presentation of these precious artifacts and personal mementos from her storied life and career which will be offered for the first time at auction to the public, museum curators and her legions of fans worldwide," said Darren Julien, the President and CEO of Julien's Auctions.  Some of the items include the engraved wedding bands b...
Pension Funds Pressure Credit Card Companies Over Gun Sales
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Pension Funds Pressure Credit Card Companies Over Gun Sales

By KEN SWEET, Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Payment processor Visa Inc. said late Saturday that it plans to start separately categorizing sales at gun shops.It’s a major win for gun control advocates who say it will help better track suspicious surges of gun sales that could be a prelude to a mass shooting. But gun rights advocates have argued that step would unfairly segregate legal gun sales when most sales do not lead to mass shootings.Visa said it would adopt the International Organization for Standardization’s new merchant code for gun sales, which was announced on Friday. Until Friday, gun store sales were considered “general merchandise.”Visa’s adoption is significant as the largest payment network, and will likely add pressure for Mastercard and American Express to adopt the c...
California Fires Destroy Structures, Force Residents to Flee
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California Fires Destroy Structures, Force Residents to Flee

MICHIGAN BLUFF, Calif. (AP) — California's latest major wildfire destroyed structures and cars as it burned out of control in the Sierra Nevada, while fires also forced people to flee their homes in the southern part of the state.Evacuation orders and warnings were in place Thursday in Placer and El Dorado counties after the Mosquito Fire grew to nearly 6.5 square miles (16.8 square km) with zero containment.Several structures and at least 10 cars were burned near the Gold Rush-era community of Michigan Bluff about an hour northwest of Sacramento.In Southern California, the deadly Fairview Fire grew to more than 15 square miles (39 square km) as it sent up a huge smoke plume near the city of Hemet in Riverside County, southeast of Los Angeles. It was just 5% contained and evacuation ord...
California and the West Broil in Record Heat Wave
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California and the West Broil in Record Heat Wave

By ADAM BEAM, Associated PressSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A record-setting heat wave made life miserable in much of the West on Tuesday, with California stretching into its second week of excessive heat that taxed the state's power supply and threatened power shortages that could prompt blackouts while people were desperately trying to stay cool.The California Independent System Operator, the entity that oversees the state's electrical grid, said there could be “rotating power outages" Tuesday evening when demand for power could reach an all-time high.Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom urged residents to conserve, warning in a video message that “the risk for outages is real and it’s immediate.”“This heat wave is on track to be both the hottest and the longest on record for the state and many p...
California Approves Ban of New Gas-Powered Car Sales by 2035 | National News
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California Approves Ban of New Gas-Powered Car Sales by 2035 | National News

The California Air Resources Board on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a ban on the sale of new gasoline-powered cars by 2035 in a push for the state’s transition to electric vehicles.“This is the most important and most transformative action that [the California Air Resources Board] has ever taken,” board member Daniel Sperling said at the meeting.The resolution creates strict deadlines that will help meet an executive order from California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom that ordered the phase-out of new gasoline-powered cars and passenger truck sales by 2035.The Week in Cartoons Aug. 22-26Starting in 2026, the rule requires that 35% of new passenger vehicles sold produce zero emissions. That number climbs to 68% in 2030 and 100% in 2035. The rule doesn't impact used car sales.The policy...
Wilson Sonsini Adds Seth Flaum in New York to Expand Technology Transactions Department
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Wilson Sonsini Adds Seth Flaum in New York to Expand Technology Transactions Department

Addition Reflects the Continued Growth of the New York Office and High Demand for Transactional Experience Among Life Sciences Clients Contact:Wayne KesslerBaretz+Brunelle732.239.9710 Mobilewkessler@baretzbrunelle.com PALO ALTO, CA (August 25, 2022) – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, announced today that Seth Flaum has joined the firm’s technology transactions department as a partner in the New York office, where he will focus on representing life sciences clients. He brings more than 25 years of broad transactional experience, representing companies in complex strategic transactions and various corpora...
Walgreens Contributed to San Francisco Opioid Crisis
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Walgreens Contributed to San Francisco Opioid Crisis

By JULIET WILLIAMS, Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Walgreens can be held responsible for contributing to San Francisco's opioid crisis for over-dispensing highly addictive drugs for years without proper oversight and failing to identify and report suspicious orders as required by law.San Francisco City Attorney David Chiu said the pharmacy chain “continually violated what they were required to do under the federal Controlled Substances Act,” failing to track opioid prescriptions, preventing pharmacists from vetting prescriptions and “nor did they see the many red flags of physicians and others who were dramatically over-prescribing.”“Pharmacists were pressured to fill, fill, fill," he said, “and as a result, Walgreens filled our streets with op...
Man bikes across the country to raise awareness for mental health
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Man bikes across the country to raise awareness for mental health

After learning his loved one died by suicide, Richard Lima decided to take his bike to the East Coast and ride across the nation raising awareness for mental health and suicide prevention.“It’s prevalent across the country everywhere I go, small town, big city, it doesn’t matter everybody’s got a tie,” Lima said Saturday morning.Having started his trek in North Carolina on June 4, Lima made it to Folsom on Saturday; saying it was a major goal of his to ride through the greater Sacramento area because his loved one called the Valley home.“I had no idea about mental illness or suicide, until losing a loved one to suicide and doing this ride,” Lima said.Lima, riding for Never Ride Alone, is connecting with local mental health advocates and suicide prevention groups across the country...
Scientists Expand Study on Air Quality Impact on Health
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Scientists Expand Study on Air Quality Impact on Health

By SHERAZ SADIQ, Oregon Public BroadcastingScientists at the Oregon Institute of Technology were recently awarded a $1 million grant from the federal government that could result in research that improves health outcomes in Southern Oregon due to wildfire smoke.Since 2019, a team of Oregon Tech scientists has been studying the capacity of hospitals in the Rogue Valley to handle patients arriving with respiratory problems during wildfires when air quality plummets due to wildfires.“If it’s in what we call ‘the purple,’ which is the really bad air quality, the likelihood that a hospital is going to exceed their capacity goes up to about 70 percent,” Kyle Chapman, an associate professor of sociology and population health at the Oregon Institute of Technology, told Oregon Public Broadcastin...